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Co-op Community Spaces provides $125K to agricultural research farm near Brandon

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 12:31 PM

Co-op Community Spaces provides $125K to agricultural research farm near Brandon Winnipeg, MB (June 27, 2017) — Co-op is pitching in to help out the Manitoba Beef & Forage Initiatives (MBFI). The MBFI is a research farm with three sites near Brandon, MB that will receive $125,000 in funding from Co-op Community Spaces, a funding program supporting recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture projects. “Co-op Community Spaces is an exciting program that is making a difference across Western Canada and we’re delighted to see it come to Brandon,” said L ...more

Pasture Day at 1st Street Pasture June 22, 2017

POSTED: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 1:43 PM

When the busy seeding season subsides and summer starts to come around, producer-aimed events take centre stage at the three Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives (MBFI) research sites near Brandon. Researchers at MBFI’s 1st Street Pasture will kick off the summer season on June 22 by hosting Pasture Tour at the site. “We have an interesting day planned for producers to learn more about our grazing cattle research and how they might apply our findings into their operations now or in the future,” said Jane Thornton, Manitoba Agriculture Forage and Rangeland Specialist and one of the ...more
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MBFI Supported By Co-op Community Spaces

POSTED: Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 9:47 AM

  Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives (MBFI) is a 2017 Co-op Community Spaces Recipient and will receive $125,000 in funding provided by Co-op Community Spaces. “This is just wonderful news,” says Ramona Blyth, MBFI chair. “MBFI is a centre of agricultural innovation engaging in science-based research to benefit valuable ecosystems, improve producer profitability and build social awareness around the beef and forage industry.” Blyth says that the four core partners of the MBFI: Manitoba Agriculture, Manitoba Beef Producers, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Manitoba Forage ...more

MBFI 2017-18 board roster announced

POSTED: Friday, June 9, 2017 | 11:08 AM

Winnipeg, MB - The Manitoba Beef and Forages Initiatives Inc. (MBFI) Annual Update Meeting, saw the election of the new and expanded 2017-18 MBFI Board of Directors.  Ramona Blyth of MacGregor will return to the role as MBFI chair for the next two years while Killarney’s Dave Koslowsky will flank Blyth as the MBFI vice-chair over the next year. (The full 2017-18 MBFI board roster is included on page 2 of this media release). Blyth says the MBFI board is now expanded from five to seven members and provides a vote at the board table for each of three other core partners of the MBFI while m ...more
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MBFI June 22 Pasture Day, First Street 9:30am

POSTED: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 11:06 AM

Come one, come all. Don't miss out on MBFI's upcoming 1st Street Pasture Tour June 22, 2017!

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